The date 20 rugby France began with the narrow victory of Racing 92, with Juan Imhoff holder, in Montpellier. On Saturday the action continued with the agonizing triumph of Bordeaux that counted from the start with Guido Petti and Bautista Delguy before Clermont. Further, Brive faces Toulon, while Lyon receive Pau. On Sunday, they close the day Stade Francais versus Castres. On the other hand, the parties Bayonne-Agen and La Rochelle-Toulouse they were postponed.
CLERMONT 36-37 BORDEAUX (Saturday)
High impact match between two direct rivals. Bordeaux started better with the tries of Alexandre Roumat (6 ‘) and Pierre Mignot (9’). However, at the end of the first stage, Clermont reacted and went ahead on the scoreboard thanks to the conquests of Fritz Lee (36 ‘) and Jean Pascal Barraque (39’). Camille Lopez also contributed her share with a total of 21 points (three conversions and five penalties), as did Maxime Lucu from the opposite side with 17 points, with two fewer conversions. The complement was very even, both reached the ingoal once per side until minute 80 ‘, but it was Nathanaël Hulleu who took all the eyes when he finished supporting in overtime for the Bégles on the flag after another failed attempt.
MONTPELLIER 22-24 RACING 92 (Friday)
It seemed that finally Montpellier would be friends with the victory but Antoine Gibert’s penalty at 78 ‘was the key to success for Racing 92, which was attended from the start by Argentine Juan Imhoff. In the home side, the only try came thanks to Gabriel Ngandebe (53 ‘), while Benoit Paillaugue’s foot contributed a total of 14 points (one conversion and four penalties). In addition, Henry Immelman also added a penalty. On the side of the Paris team, the conquests went to Louis Dupichot (35 ‘) and Olivier Klemenczak (60’). Thanks to the victory, Racing 92 continues to star in the Top 14 among the top positions.